Over 42,000 signatures for Aontú petition to oppose Sinn Féin-Westminster extreme abortion law - Tóibín
More than 42,000 people have signed the petition calling on Michelle O'Neill and Sinn Féin to act before it's too late to stop the most extreme abortion legislation in Europe from being imposed by Westminster MPs on the north of Ireland.
At the eleventh hour, there is very little time to stop Westminster's abortion legislation.
An Teachta Tóibín stated:
"Sinn Féin lobbied for Westminster to ride roughshod over the people of the north of Ireland and impose an abortion regime in the north of Ireland that will allow for the ending of human lives as par for the course in an unprecedented way.
"We know that abortion targets the most voiceless and vulnerable section of the human family. Abortion additionally targets particularly vulnerable groups of people, such as ethnic minorities and those with disabilities. This is borne out by international statistics.
"Rather than tackling structural problems in our society, particularly those problems disproportionately faced by women, such as poverty and job insecurity, abortion provides an escape mechanism for the establishment so that they do not have to address pressing issues. Poverty and issues of resources should be confronted. Nullifying the right to life is an extremely regressive step that does nothing to alleviate the structural problems faced in society.
"Sinn Féin's role in seeking British abortion laws for the north of Ireland has been jaw-dropping for all who have the pursuit of Irish Self-Determination at heart. For 200 years Irish republicans have told London that they have no business legislating for Ireland. In an extreme change of direction Mary Lou and Michelle O’Neill went to London and demanded that Westminister impose this abortion legislation on the people of the north of Ireland. Like The Workers' Party before them, Sinn Féin have sold out on the most important pillar of Irish Republicanism, Irish Self-Determination.
"We are calling for Sinn Féin at this late hour to do the right thing and act to stop the imposition of British abortion laws in Ireland. If they don’t they will be directly responsible for the regime that follows."
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